31 posts categorized "Challenge"

08/21/2019

Wed 21

Challenge Reminder: ABC Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and welcome to my reminder... a reminder that there's a challenge you don't want to miss! ABC or Anything But a Card.

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3 tags for grandchildren going back to school. I'll pop these onto some new pencils or something fun that will start them off with a smile.

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First, loosely watercolored my background on a taped down watercolor Cardstock. If you tape it down first, it will dry flat. Makes it much easier to work with.

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After I stamped all my images, they were Copic colored and cut out.

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Each tag was stamped with a sentiment and some waves, the given some bing with rainstones.

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Specialized tags are a great way to say, 'You're special to me', and are so much fun to make. Hope you can play along this month. There's always a gift certificate to the Poppy store as the prize. And we love to see what you make. Have a great week!

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08/14/2019

Wed 14

Challenge Reminder: DIY Bookmarks with Video Tutorial
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card challenge. The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something having to do with back to school or anything that is not a card. Plus you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!!

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I used the Poppystamps Lovely Idea Die, the lightbulb made me think of school and I thought it would be cute on a bookmark.

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To get the gold imprint on the background of my bookmark I used the Gemini Foil Press which works great with any of Poppystamps dies.

Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created the bookmarks.
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For all the details on the challenge click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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08/01/2019

Thu 01

PSC#59 - ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wi Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Animal Kingdom is libellule_craft

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Groundhog Day.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

08-19 copyPSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card!   August is back to school time here in the states and if you have a youngster in school this is the time when lots of correspondence is going back and forth.  A card is a great way to let your favorite teacher know what a great job their doing or to encourage your youngster to give the new school year all their best.   No kiddos in your home?  Thats ok - make an ABC project - that means Anything BUT a Card.  That could be a tag, scrapbook layout, home decor etc.  Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  September 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

07/24/2019

Wed 24

Challenge Reminder: Animal Kingdom
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Are you playing along with the Poppystamps Challenge? This month it's an Animal Kingdom theme. I love all animals, especially farm animals. We raise chickens for their eggs and ducks, just cuz they make great pets. Believe me if some critter enters our yard, they sound the alarm! My reminder card features Poppy's Whittle ducks.

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I love playing around with all the fun alcohol inks, water color backgrounds and embossing folders for dramatic textural settings, and on this card I chose an already made watery background made with Lindy's stamp gang's Magicals in blues and greens. A perfect setting for my duck family.

The stripes were made with my scoring tool.

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The 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" background was scored on 2 sides at 1/4" lines. I turned the card over so the lines would pop outward.

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I used The Delicate Branch Collage Die to frame the ducks. And since I'm always in need of birthday cards, I chose the Doodle Happy Birthday for my sentiment.

I know if you're an animal lover like me, you have lots of critters in your stash. Create a card or a project and play along for a chance to win!

Hope you're having a wonderful summer. Happy Crafting!

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07/17/2019

Wed 17

Challenge Reminder, Animal Kingdom
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there , I made this card for the:  Animal Kingdom Poppystamps Challenge. The birds just seemed to go best with the light and airy poppies .  I used Poppystamps Whittle birds ( so sweet ) and Garden Poppy Stitched Frame. This was simple and easy to create and sometimes simple is best , lets say for sympathy or thinking of you cards.

 

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I taped the die onto the panel then glued the paned to a pretty blue panel that then went on top of my white card base.  I was going to add a sentiment  but then thought this could go into a notecard set and best to leave blank until the person knows what the occasion will be. I think it could be used for lots of occasions.

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Thanks so much for the visit today ! Hope to see you play along for a chance to win. Happy almost weekend .

 

 

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07/10/2019

Wed 10

Poppystamps July Challenge: Animal Kingdom
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Things are heating up with our newest Poppystamps Challenge for July, Animal Kingdom! Today I am featuring a card that's prefect for some-bunny to love, this sweet little hug bunny! Take a look!

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This was an easy breezy card to make! I I started by framing the Pointed Rectangle Frame in white against a pale gray background color. I added the Peek a Boo Bunny in pale pink, popping out of the Luscious Script Hugs in black and white. Finish off with a few sequins and a wonderful Animal Kingdom card is ready to send to your special some-bunny!

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Now it's your turn! We'd love to see what you'll create, using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp set. The theme is Animal Kingdom, and you have until the end of July to link up your Animal Kingdom creation. One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win some fabulous Poppystamps blog candy!

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Thanks so much for joining us today! 

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07/01/2019

Mon 01

PSC#58 - Animal Kingdom

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Summer Holiday is Gail Scott!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Joyce M.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#58 Animal Kingdom!   Our challenge this month is for all the animal fanciers out there!  We love all kinds of critters..... big and small, hairy, smooth or feathered!   There's so many to choose from,  reptiles and feathered friends at the local pond,  cows and horses down on the farm,  elephants, giraffes and lions  you can find on a wild safari,  penguins, polar bears in the arctic.. and how about your household friends?  .. dogs and cats!    This month we're looking for projects that include animals!   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Michele K.  Henderson

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  August 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

06/19/2019

Wed 19

Challenge Reminder: Nautical Shaker Card with Video Tutorial
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the Poppystamps challenge, PSC#57 Summer Holiday. The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something having to do with a summer holiday. So think seaside, travel, camping or something like that. Plus you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!!

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I used the Poppystamps Wavy Heart Die for my summer holiday inspiration to create a nautical themed shaker card.

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I used the lighthouse and sailboat from the Poppystamps Lighthouse Frame Die and stamped the sentiment using the "Miss You" stamp from the Poppystamps Art Deco You Are Wonderful Stamp Set.

To see exactly how I made my shaker card, watch my video tutorial below....

For all the details on the challenge click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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06/12/2019

Wed 12

Sea of Love Challenge Reminder
by Robin Tharaldson

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Have you entered Poppystamps challenge, PSC#57 Summer Holiday, yet??? No! Well why not? It's as easy as making a project with a summer holiday theme and use one Poppystamps product!  My card features the Wavy Heart die and everytime I see this die I think of the Honeydrippers cover of the song, Sea of Love!  Reminds me of a summer holiday romance, LOL!!

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For my background I used Memory Box Sprinkle Dots stencil which I colored with blue ink to match my heart die cut. I cut a solid heart from scrap paper and adhered the individual pieces from the die cut onto the solid heart!

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Sometimes you just HAVE to make your own sentiments and this was no exception! I used the font, American Typewriter, a few of the lyrics from the song and just hit print on my computer; easy peasy! I then cut the lyrics apart and joined them together with a small brad!

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I finished my card with a simple sentiment from Poppystamps Sending Love stamp set! Here's a quick video showing how this card was made!

 


 

I hope you play along with us! The rules are simple and all the details can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by...

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06/01/2019

Sat 01

PSC#57 Summer Holiday

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Wishi Washi is Lucie G.

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Super Stick Chick!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#57 Summer Holiday!   It's June, and for lots of us, that means a summer holiday!  The kiddos are out of school, the schedule is out the window, and the living is good!  Maybe you're planning a road trip across the country, a visit to the beach, or a camping trip in the woods.   We want you to make something to reflect your favorite way to spend the summer.     Show us what makes you happy, just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Robin Tharaldson 

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 Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on June 27 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  July 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!